4 Wealthy Affiliate Complaints You Should Know About
Wealthy Affiliate is an excellent freemium site that teaches people how to start an online business for free. As with anything that’s good, there are success stories. Some people are determined to be upset though – even about good things – and there are wealthy affiliate complaints to go with the success.
Four Commonly Heard Wealthy Affiliate Complaints
Let’s have a look at some of the complaints you’ll probably come across in your research. I’d like to point out why people have these complaints so that if you decide to try Wealthy Affiliate for yourself you can understand and avoid them.
- Wealthy Affiliate revoked my write access
- The Wealthy Affiliate community told me to go through the training instead of answering my question
- The information I’m looking for isn’t available in the free membership
- Wealthy Affiliate pushes people to promote Wealthy Affiliate, and I don’t want to do that
Wealthy Affiliate Revoked My Write Access
Within Wealthy Affiliate, you can post questions for the community, common on other members’ profiles, and write blog posts within your own profile. To do these things, you need write access.
It’s not often that people have their write access revoked, but it does happen – and for good reason.
Kyle and Carson have worked extremely hard to create an inviting, nurturing environment for people to come and learn affiliate marketing. They have built a community and taught them to find success and to help one another become successful.
Some people just can’t respect a good thing though.
Have you ever been a part of a community where a new person came in and began being hateful to others because they were just that sort of person? Maybe that person had an aggressive attitude toward others. Maybe they behaved as though it was their sole purpose in life to tear down every good thing.
It’s hard for most people to understand until they have experienced it personally, but those of you who have experienced this kind of person know that they are the ultimate squeaky wheel. Just because they speak loudly and frequently does not make them right though.
I have never had my write access revoked. I’ve seen it happen though, and it has always been for good reason.
The Wealthy Affiliate Community Told Me to Go Through the Training Instead of Answering My Question
Imagine for a moment that you’re learning something life-changing. You know enough to be dangerous, but you’re still finding your feet. Would you want to be responsible for explaining things badly and taking someone down the wrong path?
That’s one reason people hear this. Here’s another.
Imagine that you’ve been a part of the Wealthy Affiliate community for a while. Every day you see lots of new people that clearly just signed-up for a free starter membership. Several of them are impatient though, and act like they have no time to go through the training.
Would you want to say the same thing to 10 new people every day? Would you really want to have to personally walk them through how to start when you know there are excellent training courses that can do this better than you ever could if the person would simply go watch them?
You’re there, putting in the work to learn, but several new people want you to summarize what you have taken days to learn in a few sentences so they can leapfrog to where you’re at. Let’s set aside for a moment the fact that you probably couldn’t pull this off, and let’s ask a different question: are you there to learn or to teach new people things they can learn without your help – if they just go through the trainings?
Normally, I’ll try to give people a short answer to their question so they know they are heard, and then explain that if they can find more in the training. I even give them a link to click on to start their training.
I think most people in the community are pretty good about following the same approach. Some people are busy learning though and simply don’t have a lot of time to spare or are worried that if they let themselves get sucked into trying to teach something they can learn on their own they will become distracted and not get the work done they need to be doing.
The community at Wealthy Affiliate is made up of people from all walks of life – all around the world. Imagine working a 60-hour work week and trying to work through the training at Wealthy Affiliate in your “spare” time. Maybe you’re just making ends meet and desperately need to make progress to supplement your income.
What would your priorities be?
The Information I’m Looking for Isn’t Available in the Free Membership
Some people just want something for nothing. What else can I say?
With a free starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate, you are going to get 2 free websites, hosting, and enough training to get those sites up and operational in a quality way. You’re also going to get some basic information about how to proceed with building your site.
Most importantly, you’re going to learn enough about Wealthy Affiliate to make up your mind about going premium. If you can’t decide in 20 lessons that you can or can’t learn from the training, I’m not sure what to say.
You also get access to perhaps the best resource Wealthy Affiliate has to offer to – the community.
I know not everyone will be like me, but I think I gained more out of the free starter membership than I did out of a lot of the scams I actually paid money for.
Wealthy Affiliate Pushes People to Promote Wealthy Affiliate, and I Don’t Want to Do That
I’m not sure where this comes from. I’ve never had this feeling at all.
Yes, Wealthy Affiliate has an affiliate program. Yes, they have classes to teach you to promote Wealthy Affiliate. Taking those classes is a choice each person makes though, and that’s not where the training starts.
I suppose it’s possible that people believe that the first course from affiliate bootcamp being free is a push toward being a Wealthy Affiliate affiliate. It might also be because people in the community try to offer promoting Wealthy Affiliate as a way to make enough money to become a premium member.
I’m honestly not sure.
My theory is that, just like some people are determined to be mean, some people expect to be taken advantage of our scammed – or forced in a certain direction.
I think some people are so beaten down by their journey to learn how to make money online that everything they see is through that perspective – a perspective colored by the constant abuse of scams.
I’ve certainly been there, and I bet you have too.
Wrapping Up the Wealthy Affiliate Complaints
One of the great things about life is that we all have a different perspective. That perspective is colored by our historical experience, and that is shaped by our personality and view on life. These are the things that determine how we choose to understand and interact with the world around us.
Most people find Wealthy Affiliate to be a great resource. Some have been scarred enough that they are more interested in falling prey to yet another scam than they are putting their best foot forward to make a real go of things. Some just want the world handed to them on a silver platter.
If you’re willing to put in the effort to learn, can treat people with respect, and are willing to put in consistent effort over time, Wealthy Affiliate could be a great resource for you.